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Nydia Velázquez's Public Statements

Office: U.S. House (NY) - District 7, Democratic
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic, Women's Equality, Working Families for U.S. House - District 7
Date Title
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Jeff Sessions III, Attorney General of the U.S. - 118 House Democrats to AG Sessions: Reverse Decision Ending Asylum for Victims of Domestic, Gang, and Gender-Based Violence
Sept. 12, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Paul Ryan and the Hon. Nancy Pelosi - Congressman Lowenthal Leads Effort Calling On House Leadership To Protect The Endangered Species Act And Conservation
Sept. 10, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Alex Azar and the Hon. Brock Long - Warren, Lawmakers Press FEMA, HHS on Updated Hurricane Death Toll in Puerto Rico
Sept. 7, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen and the Hon. Alex Azar - 64 Members of Congress Urge DHS and HHS Secretaries to Support Flores Settlement
Sept. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Robert Wilkie, Secretary of Veterans Affairs - End Ban on Medically Necessary Treatments for Transgender Veterans
Sept. 5, 2018 Democrats Seek Reforms for Small Business Disaster Lending
Sept. 4, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Kirstjen Nielsen, DHS, the Hon. Alex Azar, HHS, the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Department of State, and the Hon. Jefferson Sessions, Attorney General - Children Still Separated from their Parents
Aug. 31, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Brock Long - Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) - Thompson, Velázquez Urge FEMA to Extend Funding for Hurricane Maria Cleanup in Puerto Rico
Aug. 31, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Thompson, Velázquez Urge FEMA to Extend Funding for Hurricane Maria Cleanup in Puerto Rico
Aug. 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, the Hon. Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member, the Hon. Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and the Hon. Collin Peterson - House Dems Oppose Restricting Access to SNAP
Aug. 29, 2018 Letter to The Honorable Betsy Devos, US Secretary of Education - Velázquez Urges DeVos to Advocate for Student Borrowers, Not Predatory Lenders
Aug. 29, 2018 Letter to The Hon. Kirsjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security - Congresswoman Speier and Colleagues Send Letter to DHS Urging Action to Reunite Families
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education - House Democrats to Secretary DeVos: Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 28, 2018 Velázquez on Latest Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Estimate
Aug. 28, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Betsy DeVos - Don't Spend Education Money on Guns
Aug. 27, 2018 Brief Amici Curiae of Members of Congress
Aug. 27, 2018 Letter to Senator Pat Roberts, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee, Senator Debbie Stabenow, Ranking Member, Representative Michael Conaway, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Representative Collin Peterson, Ranking Member - Environmental Concerns in Farm Bill
Aug. 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - House Democrats Urge Epa Chief to Suspend Efforts to Weaken Safety Standards for Chemical Facilities
Aug. 22, 2018 Velázquez on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen
Aug. 21, 2018 Velázquez on Trump's Repeal of Clean Power Plan
Aug. 20, 2018 Letter to John Kelly, Deputy Inspector General of Homeland Security and Daniel Levinson, Inspector General of Health and Human Services - Boyle Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Federal Review of Abuse in Immigrant Detention Centers
Aug. 13, 2018 Letter to Judge Mirlande Tadal - Velázquez Asks Judge to Stay Deportation of Edisson Barros
Aug. 10, 2018 Letter to Daniel Elwell, Acting Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration - NYC Lawmakers Request FAA Institute Restrictions on Helicopter Flights Over Shakespeare in the Park Festival
Aug. 10, 2018 Velázquez on Court's Order to Ban Chlorpyrifos
Aug. 9, 2018 Velázquez on Latest Puerto Rico Hurricane Death Toll Estimate
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Andrei Iancu, Director of the US Patent and Trademark Office - Take Steps to Diversify Patent Holders
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Hon. Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hon. Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation - 50+ Tri-Caucus Members Oppose Weaker Clean Car Standards, Warn of Disproportionate Impact on Communities of Color
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to the Hon. L. Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services - Members of Congress Probe DHS over Circumstances Leading to TPS Termination for Nepal and Honduras
Aug. 6, 2018 Letter to Ms. Jennifer Jessup, Departmental Paper Clearance Officer for the Department of Commerce - Congressional Hispanic Caucus Members Oppose Citizenship Question in 2020 Census
Aug. 3, 2018 Letter to Ronald Vitiello, Acting Director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Kevin McAleenan, Commissioner for US Customs and Border Protection, and Scott Lloyd, Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement - Demands Immediate Investigation into Reported Death of Child Held at Texas ICE Facility
Aug. 2, 2018 Letter to Michael Pompeo, Secretary of State - Reinstate TPS for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti
Aug. 2, 2018 Velázquez Seeks Ban on Toxic Nerve-Agent Pesticides
Aug. 1, 2018 Velázquez Praises Raise for Public Workers in Puerto Rico
Aug. 1, 2018 Letter to Hugh Hurwitz, Acting Director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons - Reverse Effort Placing Transgender Offenders at Risk for Sexual Assault
July 31, 2018 Letter to Dr. Robert R. Redfield, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Linda Sánchez Leads Bipartisan Letter to Help Secure CDC Funding for Major U.S. Cities to Fight Opioid Crisis
July 30, 2018 Letter to Stanley Brezenoff, Interim Chair and Chief Executive Officer of New York City Housing Authority - Velázquez Probes NYCHA After Recent Admissions of Federal Non-Compliance
July 30, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State and Ambassador John Bolton, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs - House Democrats Call on Trump Administration to Address Growing Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza
July 27, 2018 Letter to Jeffrey Bezos, Chairman, President and CEO of Amazon.com, Inc. - Garrett Crosses Party Lines To Express Concern Over "Amazon Rekognition"
July 27, 2018 Letter to the Hon. L. Francis Cissna, Director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services - Designate TPS for Guatemala and Nicaragua
July 26, 2018 Not Really a Postcard: New Tax Law Continues Complexity for Small Businesses
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. David Kautter, Acting Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service, the Hon. Caroline Hunter, Chair of the Federal Election Commission, and the Hon. Ellen Weintraub, Vice Chair of the FEC - Demand Investigation into Trump Foundation
July 26, 2018 Letter to President Donald Trump - Jayapal Leads Colleagues in Demanding Trump Stop Selling Out Breastfeeding Mothers
July 26, 2018 House Advances Velázquez's Small Business, Puerto Rico Legislation
July 26, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Bob Goodlatte, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and the Hon. Edward Royce, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee - Congress Members Demand Hearing on 3-D Printed Guns Settlement
July 26, 2018 House Passes Bundle of Democratic Small Business Priorities
July 25, 2018 Statement of Ranking Member Velázquez on The Tax Law's Impact on Main Street
July 25, 2018 Velázquez Bill Honoring Chinatown Visionary Becomes Law
July 25, 2018 Warren, Sanders, Gillibrand, Markey, Harris, and Velázquez Unveil Debt-Relief Legislation for Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories
July 23, 2018 NYC Lawmakers Demand Trump Administration Officials Reunite Separated Families
July 23, 2018 Letter to the Hon. Ronald Vitiello, Deputy Director and Acting Director of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and the Hon. James McHenry, Director of the Executive Office for Immigration Review - Velázquez and Serrano Press ICE/EOIR on Cancellation of In-Person Hearing for Detained Immigrants
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